What lies on the dark side of the moon could change the course of humanity forever.
When a Chinese rover discovers an alien technology on the dark side of the moon, it is up to Richard "Rock" Crandon and his NASA team of scientists and engineers to devise a way to return before the Chinese and Russians.
Forced to deal with bureaucratic oversight and a complex team of personalities, Rock Crandon pushes his team to their limits.
With pressure mounting, the world is pushed closer to conflict and war as the NASA team finds itself seriously behind in the newly initiated space race. The future of mankind, its ideological and technological advances are at stake, as the world's super powers race to discover what lies on the dark side of the moon.
Who will get there first, and at what cost?
©2015 Salvador Mercer (P)2016 Podium Publishing
well written, nice story, pro-yanky! but why not! fun, exciting and a decent amount of adventure.
"Modern-Day Space Race Science Fiction"
I liked the idea of the space race to the moon from the description and I definitely wasn't disappointed with my decision to purchase this book. The writing and the story really delivered a great listening experience.
The book begins with a Chinese moon rover being disabled by a powerful signal from the surface of the dark side of the moon. Analysis of the signal and it's strength leave only one possibility: An extraterrestrial source.
The three major space powers, China, Russia, and the United States begin a race to build a spacecraft and be the first to reach the alien artifact on the moon.
The book is full of science, espionage, engineering, and adventure. The powers must not only figure out how to reach the moon first but also how to prevent sabotage from one of the other powers.
Mark Boyett has been one of my favorite narrators. He has narrated several other books series that I have listened to and he was definitely another motivation to purchase this book. Great performance.
This book was good enough that I didn't want to put it down. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
"A Must Read."
I read and listen to a lot of books, with sci-fi and mystery thrillers (Agent Pendergast) being my drugs of choice, so I'l am not a novice to Audible. In my humble opinion this book is on par, if not above "The Marian." The plot is well thought out and plausible. The action is steady and not over powering. You are left on the edge of your seat and may find yourself overfilling your dog's bowl or shushing your spouse. The best part is Salvador keeps you intrigued and wanting more. Questioning, what if? You are not sidetracked by character building. Salvador stays true to the story and displays very good research and subject knowledge.
I highly recommend this book to any and everyone, particularly lucky fools new to Audible. This book will definitely get you hooked!
Looking forward for the second audio recording! Great performance by Mark, worth getting for that alone!
"Absolutely could not put it down, Awesome!"
I believe that this book will become a movie soon. I was totally shocked to see how this book just grabbed me and I couldn't put it down in one sitting. The narrator is good and gers better as the story unfolds. It is easy to follow and just about anyone will be able to follow it without too much techno babble.
It is a space race akin to the early Apollo race to the moon in the 60's but it is happening in now or future time and the 3 major countries are in a race to win the prize at ALL costs.
If you are old enough to remember the moon landing's or close to that age and interested in some science and technology with a but of fast paced politics & espionage then you will Love this book!!!!!
G. David H.
Warning this is book one of a series. Good narration, but the characters are generic.
"Great! Waiting for the next book!"
In the high end
He's got a very captivating way of telling a story
Children of Aliens
"This book is about human tech..."
...which is fine and interesting, but by the title I assumed there would be fascinating alien concepts and tech. I think that's the true test for space fiction. Requires a lot of creativity! There's only a tiny bit of that in this story. Maybe in the next book?
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